MSI Vigor GK60 Keyboard Review 1

MSI Vigor GK60 Keyboard Review

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Introduction


Micro-Star International is, as Wikipedia puts it, a Taiwanese company that.. ah, I can't keep up this charade for much longer. It's MSI. You know MSI, I know MSI. But did you know MSI sells keyboards in addition to the motherboards and graphics cards they are most known for? As with many other hardware heavyweights today, MSI has been diversifying its product portfolio to cover a vast amount of the PC DIY (and also assembled) market today. This includes monitors, laptops, and peripherals, in part made up of their keyboard lineup. The Vigor GK60 is one of the newest keyboards bearing the MSI badge, first shown off at Computex 2018 and then at CES 2019 in its final version ready for sale shortly after. Thanks again to MSI for sending us here at TechPowerUp a review sample.


The GK60 keyboard from MSI is part of their ever-growing Vigor keyboard lineup, with the GK70 and GK80 series featuring multi-color lighting and the new GK60 with only red lighting targeting a more appealing price of the mainstream market. It is in many ways similar to the older GK-701, but has more modern design touches. The silver-brushed finish to the metal frame combined with a smaller form factor and use of Cherry MX Red switches is MSI telling customers that this is their offering for those wanting a solid keyboard for gaming and then some. There are some additional touches, as evident by the WASD keycaps in the images above, and we will go over these in the first review of an MSI keyboard on our website, beginning with a look at the specifications below.

Specifications

MSI Vigor GK60 Keyboard
Layout:>104-key US ANSI layout, language support depending on your region
Material:ABS plastic case and keycaps, metal frame
Macro Support:No
Weight:1.05 kg / 2.32 lbs.
Wrist Rest:No
Anti-ghosting:Full N-Key rollover (in gaming mode)
Media Keys:Available as a secondary function
Dimensions:134 (L) x 440 (W) x 42 (H) mm
Cable Length:6.7 ft / 2.0 m
Software:Yes
Switch Type:Cherry MX Red mechanical switch
Backlighting:Yes, single color red
Interface:USB
Warranty:One year
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